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Strange expressions.............................

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ChrisofWessex Report 6 Sep 2013 23:00

Raising a stour - making a lot of dust.

That is boggin - very dirty.


Dermot Report 6 Sep 2013 11:23

'Putin puts Obama on the back foot'. (Today's Newspaper).

Last time I checked, I had a left foot & a right foot - but no back foot. Where can I get one, just in case?


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Sep 2013 01:23


a saying similar to that was in use over here in the 60s and 70s re people living in some of the swankiest, most expensive homes of the city

All fur coat and a VW in the garage.

meaning a Beetle!


Phyll Report 5 Sep 2013 21:28

All fur coat and no knickers


Dermot Report 5 Sep 2013 13:16

Toodle pip!


JustJohn Report 3 Sep 2013 21:21

I was in the depths of Welsh Wales this afternoon. This lady said have you got a torch. I said "Right here in my little donny". She looked rather bemused and I had to admit I was revealing my roots in the Black Country.

Have not used that expression for 50 years!! Donny is "hand". Where did that word come from originally. Why did I blurt it out today?


kandj Report 1 Sep 2013 22:01

Oh yes, Berett...... that brings back memories of very many years ago!


Bertett Report 1 Sep 2013 21:25

Thanks Paula :-D


Paula+ Report 1 Sep 2013 21:10

Lol Berett :-D


Bertett Report 1 Sep 2013 21:09

What about this one "Don't come running to me if you break your leg". :-D :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Sep 2013 21:08

we had

laughing your head off

crying your eyes out

Standing around like one of Woollies

Thick as a cocoa room cup

she (he) is all talk and no action

she's a piece of mutton dressed as lamb


JustJohn Report 1 Sep 2013 20:56

yn rhad ac am ddim - literally "cheap and for nothing"
Said if something is a freebie. :-)


Dermot Report 1 Sep 2013 20:52

"Whatever you say, say nothing".


Sharron Report 1 Sep 2013 20:50

Does everybody look nine ways for Sunday or is it just around here?

Does a hirsuit man in all parts of the country have an arse like a rooks nest, all s**t and sticks?


Dermot Report 1 Sep 2013 20:33

'Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes'.


kandj Report 1 Sep 2013 13:56

In Yorkshire we use the same expression mentioned by AnnC...... crying your eyes out...... or even.....laughing your head off. Now there's a scarey thought!!


Merlin Report 1 Sep 2013 13:36

Perhaps it was "Almost" But "Not Quite" :-D :-D :-D. Hope things are going well.


Paula+ Report 1 Sep 2013 13:32

LOL Merlin It sounded like a story of unrequited love.

I have just thought of one my Mother often used if someone was hanging about. "Standing like a stick of celery waiting for a frost"


Merlin Report 1 Sep 2013 13:11

Perhaps the girl was looking like a Wet Weekend. :-D :-D


wisechild Report 1 Sep 2013 12:53

The one I love is......standing around like cheese at fourpence.
First heard it when I lived in Cumbria. They have a lot of funny sayings there.